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Quake 2

Quake II is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and released in 1997. It is the sequel to the original Quake and was a significant milestone in the evolution of 3D graphics in video games. Quake II maintained the fast-paced, frenetic gameplay of its predecessor. It is a first-person shooter that emphasizes multiplayer action, but it also features a single-player campaign.
Unlike the Lovecraftian horror theme of the original Quake, Quake II took on a more sci-fi narrative. The player takes on the role of a space marine, part of an assault force sent to the Strogg home world to eliminate the alien threat.
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Computer Gaming World (1998): "Does QII deliver on the promise of being a solid sequel? Well, in a word, yes. There are a few missing ingredients – co-op multiplayer and specific DeathMatch levels, to name two – but the improved single-player gameplay and stellar lighting effects (when running accelerated), not to mention a plausible back story, do take QII beyond the QUAKE experience. If you're a QUAKE zealot, then QUAKE II is an absolute must-have. If you're wondering what all the fuss is about, pick up a copy and find out."

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Quake 2 was released on a bonus disc included with Quake 4 Special Edition for the PC, along with both expansion packs.

The game has been included in the following official compilations:

  • Quake II: Quad Damage – contains Quake II and all three official expansion packs
  • Quake II: Colossus – a compilation for Linux that contains Quake II and both mission packs
  • Ultimate Quake – a compilation including the original Quake trilogy.

Quake II Mission Pack: The Reckoning is the first expansion pack, released on May 27, 1998. Quake II Mission Pack: Ground Zero is the second expansion pack, released on September 11, 1998.

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Additional info about Quake 2

Status: NOT abandonware
Input: joystick, keyboard, mouse
Distributed on: cd-rom, download
Also published for: Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Linux, Xbox 360
Abandonware DOS views: 1088
Series: Quake 2 is part of the Quake series.

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